Verizon's "More Everything" plan adds to the data while prices remain the same
As a result, Verizon customers can now have unlimited talk, text and 250MB of data ($15 a month), 500MB of data ($30), 1GB of data ($40), 2GB of data ($50), 3GB of data ($60) or 4GB of data ($70). Verizon charges $40 for each smartphone to have basic access, $30 for each feature phone and $10 for each tablet. So if you want to construct a plan for your Samsung Galaxy S4 with 2GB of data each month, it would cost you $40 + $50= $90 a month.
Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have recently been feeling the pressure of having to cut prices in order to keep pace with T-Mobile. The nation's fourth largest carrier has been coming up with new innovations designed to keep prices low for consumers.
Verizon announces More Everything
source: Verizon via Phonescoop
1. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5727; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Ummm. Not really on the double data thing. 2Gb only 'doubles' to 3Gb, which isn't 2x 2Gb.
4. JC557 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
If they would up the regular data plan to at least 6GB for $30 then I would definitely have no problem using my upgrade but for now I'll stay with my Unlimited Data plan and just buy phones outright or from Craigslist.
Coverage and my 25% global discount is what's keeping me with them. C'mon TMobile, build yourself up so I can finally make the switch.
7. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
5-6gb should be 30 dollars. Not 2-3gb. Until they remotely get competitive on that, I'll never switch. I blame the iPhone. It wasn't till VZW got the iPhone that they went completely uncompetitive.
22. mlross15 (Posts: 2; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
That's odd, because I work at Verizon, and as far as I know, if you have umlimited data, and you upgrade, there's the Verizon Max that you can do, which is 6gb for 30 dollars.
23. Penny (Posts: 1138; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
That's because you work at Verizon. I never knew that when I had to switch to the new plan, and nobody sure as hell told me.
I actually don't know anybody that knew about that promo when they had to upgrade, so it's probably one of those hidden promos that they'll only admit exists if you explicitly mention it.
26. Omarc07 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Yes that's prolly available to u because u work at verizon.,when i cancelled them 3 weeks ago i asked specifically if they had anything cheaper and they never EVER mentioned that thing u say 6 gigs for 30 bukz i was all eff u cancel everything im goin to.at&t.
27. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Omarcito, the 6GB of Data he speaks of is only offered to Verizon customers who are on "Grandfathered" Unlimited Data and pay $29.99 for the feature; it's an incentive to give them a subsidized phone and get them off of Unlimited Data in the process, thereby, allowing them to upgrade with a discount. This is only beneficial to those who have Unlimited Data and use under 6GB of data. Yours truly, PAPINYC, has been begged by VZW CS reps' to partake of this but, I can not live or exist without my Unlimited 4G LTE Data .... lol
I fully accept my destiny: to pay "Full Retail" or buy on Craigslist the rest of my PAPILIFE!!
28. Omarc07 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Fyi i was a verizon customer for 8 years had UNLIMITED data but was paying like 140 for 1 phone. Also if u been reading my last posts i cancelled verizon because in los Angeles verizon LTE is sloow compared to at&t n tmobile lte, and also i got only 3G in my loft in dwtn la and many stores it dropped down to 3G. Like really 1-3 dwn full bars lte in dwtwn La? Now on at&t paying less my loft and stores att maintains LTE and 10-15 on lte, not missing verizon ONE BIT.
29. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Well, I'm just beside myself Omar, they really bent you over big time; I can't imagine paying $140 bucks for one phone, that's just outrageous and ludicrous. On top of that, it sounds like you had "Sprint-like" service: add injury to insult - GHeeeez!! I think that maybe your slow data speeds were due to all of those folks "South of the Border" there illegally tapping into phone lines - ooooh ChiHuaHua!!!
30. Omarc07 (Posts: 241; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
Si me canse de estar pagando tanto pol un telefono. Anyways if they would have told me they had that 6 gigs for 30 bucks 3 weeks ago i would of stayed.. Pero nada ,now on at&t i pay alot less 60 unlimited mins,.txts and 2 gigs of data and if i want more data its 10 bucks a gig. I dnt need lots of data maybe like 7 gigs a month thats like 80 a month on att go phone. And coverage aint that bad BETTER than tmobile i also had tmobile coverage was crap. And i also like i can use whatever phone i want rite now using nexus 5 which works on all atts 3g n 4G bands, tambien lo que me gusta de att que sirve EN PR verizon Would roam att dnt.
32. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Really slower speeds? Never noticed any slower speeds there
I have VZW and anytime I'm in LA its way faster than San Diego Market, and family who own ATT phones receive less signal bars anywhere near tall buildings or inside them. That is a drawback many ATT owners tell me is the sudden loss of signal; thus, less than optimal speeds for data usage.
14. Heritor (Posts: 39; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
The ultimate issue is we american's buy and pay for coverage we have no need for. So people buy Verizon because of their coverage map when they never nor will ever travel outside of certain areas. I switched to T-mobile because i have no use for rural coverage. Plus i was tired of paying next to 300 for 3 lines when now I am paying like... 170.
24. thebrandonlogan (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 May 2013)
In response to Penny. None of the Verizon's in my area talk about the 6GB option I noticed. I work for Best Buy and we tell every customer that option if they have Unlimited.
2. jdella681 (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 Oct 2009)
yea the math doesn't add up, it looks like you're just getting an extra gig on the 2 gig plan
5. jcmosssr (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2014)
It does nothing for me. With 5 smart phones and 6GB of data. AT&T would save me 125.00/month. This is a joke
6. theoak (Posts: 320; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
The catch is you MUST be on the EDGE program.
It does NOT work for BYOD.
It does NOT work if you pay your device off in full.
With EDGE, you still sign a 2 year contract; hence, they will give you the lower rates, but ONLY if you pledge to stick around.
9. kevv2288 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
The new data pricing is for any customer whether on contract or not. The discount for edge customers is off of the line access fee. Its still expensive but better then before
8. kevv2288 (Posts: 20; Member since: 22 Mar 2012)
I don't think Verizon ever said it was "double the data". Phonearena is saying that, obviously they aren't too good at math
10. alouden (Posts: 189; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Sorry, Verizon. Not enough. I will stay with T-mobile, thanks. The only other carrier I would consider is AT&T. AT&T would be more expensive than T-mobile (and I would lose unlimited data). However, it would still be significantly cheaper than Verizon, especially if I bring my phone to AT&T. And I would not be on a contract.
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8193; Member since: 14 May 2012)
You literally took the words out of my mouth.
13. Michaelsalaets (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)
its a good deal for the people that are already on those plans. now they get more data for the same price even if it's not that much. i am grandfathered unlimited plan and will not leave until they force me to
15. networkdood (Posts: 6267; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
T Mobile - unlimited talk and text and 2.5 GB of 4G LTE data - slows down to Edge, afterwards - 60.00 a month.
Sorry, Verizon, no one is buying....well, at least not me
16. SprintGuy26 (Posts: 66; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)
$40 for 1GB..woooooooow!! this really makes me wanna host a event..teaching the people that theres more than one cell carrier..showing them coverage maps/rate plans the other carriers have..then people would kick themselves sooo hard for not doing this years ago..
17. JocularJ (Posts: 9; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
Verizon's new structured and renamed data plans don't seem to affect people with 6GB or more of data like myself. It seems to be geared only towards the lower tiers. I don't mind paying the premium for being with vzw but where's the support of those happily passing for an upper tier?
18. briankeith513 (Posts: 8; Member since: 12 Apr 2009)
So here's the thing. VZW's actually not even trying to compete here. First, their biggest competitor, AT&T is offering up to $25/month off, vs. VZW's $20/month off. Then, unlike EVERY other carrier, the discounts on the monthly access fees don't apply to customers who bring in their own device or pay full price for their phone upfront, So even if I pay full retail, and don't get a subsidy, Verizon still won't give me the discount, UNLESS I opt for one of the EDGE plans, which still aren't as good as their competitors.
20. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
Oh VZW how you just love trying to nickel and dime or shall I say take hundreds of dollars every month for every little service.
My family loves the coverage as we travel to various part of CA some are rural some are metro areas, but only reason we are sticking around is because of our monthly data allowance.
I'm grandfathered on the unlimited data, my young sister and mother have 4 GB when they had the double your data promotion in January of 2012 which they too are grandfathered.
Hope T-mobile add more pressure on pricing to force them to continue to offer better plans.
21. Rockbottom (Posts: 14; Member since: 19 Jan 2014)
The More Everything plan is a step forward for Verizon.
It includes 25GB of Cloud Storage and Unlimited International Texts also. Which for some could be a boon.
Verizon will never compete on price... because they don't have too. They offer more for there service than the budget carriers.
TMo and Sprint are definately cheaper, but when your cheaper, your also looked at as cheap. TMo might have added a lot of subscribers but there not even aiming there sights at Verizon. There going after AT&T.
The internet will always hate on Verizon. But for the customer base that does have these plans now and gets a little boost... Is that a bad thing?
25. itzmando (Posts: 114; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I'm on a Family Plan which is not offered any longer it's the Share Everything Plan. I understand the intention is to cut price and add more data to it but damn Verizon is really expensive.
Sure we get great coverage but when its the Customer Service or outages in the area from 4G they say there is nothing wrong. WE are paying for a service to function and work but they have yet to fully extend and roll out 4G in my neighborhood in Ventura County in CA.
We are no longer on contract but the T-mobile network is still not the best (possible future carrier), AT&T is just as expensive and horrible service in concrete buildings still due to GSM. So we're choosing to stay with the company until we lose satisfaction.
31. Michaelsalaets (Posts: 25; Member since: 09 Feb 2014)
in my area t mobile is garbage, sprint is terrible, AT&T are so-so and verizon has coverage everywhere, almost all of my customers that go to other companies come back to me within their return period. in bigger areas such as phoenix my mother has tmobile and loves it. its all about the area you live in whether the companies price tags have personal value